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PEG placement and ICU beds-Tuesday Tube Facts

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For COVID-19 patients with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure, PEG tube placement along with a tracheostomy tube may expedite discharge planning. [1]

References:

  1. Goyal H, Ali A, Bansal P. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in COVID-19 Patients. Front Nutr. 2021 Jun 4;8:603276. D: PMC8211889.

Meeting the protein needs of Covid patients-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Survey results (n=198) found that nutritional therapy based on the EN intragastric infusion have been largely unsuccessful in achieving the protein needs of critically ill COVID-19 patients.[1]

References:

  1. Suliman S, McClave SA, Taylor BE, Patel J, Omer E, Martindale RG. Barriers to Nutritional Therapy in the Critically Ill Patient with COVID-19 Disease. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Sep 5.

Useful Tube Feeding Measurements-Tuesday Tube Fact

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Useful tube feeding measurements: A 60 ml syringe holds 2 ounces. 8 ounces equals 1 cup. A 100 ml syringe holds 3.4 ounces. 1 Tablespoon = 15 ml (roughly) and 1 Teaspoon = 5 ml (roughly).[1]

References:

 

1.  flowermom. Real Food for Real People, Real Food for Real People, 13 Apr. 2014, www.foodfortubies.org/category/tips-and-tricks/.